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This Life II

(This Life #2)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  148 ratings  ·  37 reviews

Finnegan O’Shea

My uncle had never deserved to be the boss of the Sons of Munster, and for the longest time I thought that pompous jackass was my worst nightmare. Then Gio Avellino sent a crew to Philly to take down the syndicate I’d just become the unofficial boss of. He’d kidnapped my uncle, put the love of my life in harm’s way, and…he’d murdered my mothe

Kindle Edition, 510 pages
Published March 17th 2020
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This Life II was an exciting, emotion-filled ride! If you haven't read This Life I, please do that before moving onto this book, since This Life II is not a standalone.

This Life II starts a few months after the first book ends. The O'Shea's are in hiding and on the run while they prepare for war. Times are uncertain, but there is a certain bit of optimism as they do what needs to be done and Finnigan prepares to take over the Sons of Munster. Finnegan is driven by tradition, honor, and family.

Mar 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult, mafia
I couldn’t be the mother Grace had been, but I could be a daughter of Munster. This was my family now too, and I was going to take care of the criminal bastards.

This starts right where This Life I ended and was full of so much action and adventure. It’s Finnegan O’Sheas story but Emilia O’Shea kind of stole the show. And even though Whistler is hella cocky and controlling I don’t think he minded at all that his wife shines in this story the brightest. That being said I struggled with the first h
Feb 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: bored
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Feb 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I'm so lazy with my reviews right now.
F*ck I finished the book. Before starting this one I reread the first book. Not because I forgot about Finnegan and Emilia but because I want that bubble feeling again especially now with the whole COVID-19 going on. Book two was just as good as book one. I read some criticism about character developing especially the secondary characters. I understand it but for me it was not disturbing. My only complaint was it felt a bit rushed at the end of the book. When I want it to slow down because I did ...more
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cara-dee
This has been my most anticipated read of the year.. and it’s only February and it certainly hasn’t disappointed.

Action packed, thrilling and emotional...just wow!

After the rollercoaster of emotions experienced with the first book I wasn’t sure what to expect with This Life II. Nothing could have prepared me for what I have just read.

Emilia, my favourite of Cara’s female characters, couldn’t be anymore badass in this book. I love her. How she deals with everything that is thrown at her is some
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-read
Fast-paced and drama-filled, This Life II picked up right where we left off from This Life I and continued the thrilling story of Emilia and Finn’s road of vengeance. Besides being action and danger packed, this book was also filled with emotions inflicted by romance, family, friendship and brotherhood.

Emilia and Finn continued to grow into their character who become stronger and more certain of their role in the Sons of Muster syndicate. Even with all the bumps and huddles brought upon by t
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This has been one of the most anticipated book in a long time, and it went above and beyond any expectations I had.

There is pain, and there is love, action, angst and so much more.

I have found few authors who do angst as well and smoothly as Cara does. Because of this there always lays a certain risk in reading her books, especially with the year I’ve had.

I am one of the many who have waited not so patiently for This Life II and let me tell you it was worth the wait.

Now, anyone who read the fan
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This Life II

Hold on to your shoes, because Cara is going to blow them away. This installment will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. So be sure to be wearing your big girl/boy panties when diving in to this read.

We go on along as Finnegan and his fellow mobsters go to war with the scum that had his mother killed at the end of book 1.
With Whistler and his princess traveling across the country to across Europe, both separately and together. Also we get to
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book so much! I read it twice, hoping to articulate my thoughts better, and.. that isn't happening. You have to read This Life I before this tho, as This Life II really is not a standalone.

I love these characters so much. I mean, sure, they're fictional, and mobsters at that, but they are really loveable mobsters.

This book was an action packed emotional rollercoaster(the good kind!), that's all I can really say without giving away anything. So glad I received an ARC, cos I have an e
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, mafia-romance
I was itching to open this book having just read This Life I and desperate to know what happens next for Finnegan and Emilia. This book had much more action, suspense, violence and mafia business. Throughout the story though you really get to see Finnegan and Emilia come up against significant relationship barriers. There were a couple story inconsistencies in this book that gave me pause, nothing that affected my review, but some moments that I had to read over a couple of times to make sure I ...more
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cara Dee created a fast-paced, action-packed and wonderfully insane follow up to This Life I. Every moment drew me in as a reader. It was well worth the wait for this sequel.

The character development was amazing and not just for the primary characters but across the board. My heart clenched at places because I was so invested in these characters. Cara Dee succeeded in creating the complex, never perfect and realistic characters I’ve come to expect. I absolutely loved the world-building.

The stor
Ciara Shayee
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This Life II is...It's just... *sigh* It's everything. All the laughs, all the love, all the feels...everything.

Emilia is her brilliant, funny, caring self and seeing her evolve from the skittish teenager she was into the worldly woman she becomes by the end of this book is an absolute pleasure. She's the perfect heroine to balance out the swoonworthy Finnegan.

With all this flaws, his pigheadedness being the biggest, Finnegan is just a guy who loves his girl and has an immense amount of pressure
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5 glowing stars because the gigs that was lacked in the first book, this sequel made up for greatly. It is very fast-paced and action-packed. It’s a tale of revenge, family, loss and betrayal. I also love the character development in this series, my boy Finn and the wife surely have grown a lot over the span of one year. I had to remind my self that the girl was 18/19 here and not over 30. The writing is flawless and captivating; I was very invested in every minor character; even Elena. And that ...more
I cannot begin to tell you how keen I have been to read this book. I virtually inhaled it. Absolutely loved every moment of it. These people are baaaaaad, and yet I don't care. I have clearly lost all sense of propriety as I root for them to get exactly what they want, regardless of how many people they maim and murder in the process.

Love it. Love the writing. Love the characters. Love the dialogue. Love I just have to wait for the next book. And the next. So much worth the w
Brittany Lacey
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don’t even know where to start. I’ve been anxiously waiting for this book, for what feels like a decade, and all I can say is that is was SO worth the wait. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but my god it killed me. Cara is a genius and I was on the edge of my seat reading it. The relationships she created between these characters are amazing. If only we could all have our own Whistler! RUN and get yourself a copy of this book. Crime, Romance, Family, Laughter.. it’s all there in a prett ...more
Brittany Martin
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So much I want to say about this book. I feel like I have been waiting forever for this second book. Absolutely a great follow up to the first book.

All of caras books keep me on my toes. And continued to keep me up until I could finish. All of these characters flow so perfectly and even if you want to hate the monsters you can’t help but love them all!
We are able to see the growth of both Emilia and Finn! As they grow we fall more in love with both of them!

If you love action, suspense, romanc
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This Life 2 by Cara Dee. Once again, this is an incredible book! I can feel the raw emotions that you have always been amazingly good at portraying in all of your stories. It never fails that I get deeply engrossed in Cara Dee’s books. Emilia O’Shea is proud, confident, loyal, determined, and with a stubborn streak. I can’t wait to read book three to see how these two go forward on this wild ride. This story somehow manages to be light-hearted at times & fun while also being spine-tingling inten ...more
Elizabeth Morgan (Two Bookish Brits)
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Chantel Hunt
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting on pins and needles for this book and it was worth every second! Cara Dee did a great job bringing these Irish Mobsters to life. I laughed, screamed and cried through out this entire book. Cara Dee has a way of taking romance and making it feel real. I fell in love with these characters all over again and I cannot wait to see what happens next.
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
A few things I wish had not been skipped...

So, I absolutely LOVED book #1, and I've been counting down the days until this one was released. And, while I think it was a great book, the reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 stars was this... SPOILER

There were quite few jumps in this book, like 3 months later, or my least favorite 2 years later. Now I understand that this needs to happen so that the book isn't 10k pages, but I can't be the only person who wanted to read about Finn becoming a dad.
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
No I didn't cry you did

It's been awhile since i have lost myself in a book like this. I thought the first one was good but the way it ended was just wow! At some point i wanted it to just move on but the story came together so damn good!! Wish we would have learned about the others more towards the end though. You got attached to them just as much as Finn and Emilia
Katy Gray
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Guns, cars and s*x, yes give me more!

I loved this book. It was yet another great story from Cara Dee.
Whistler and Emilia are back with more fast cars, more guns, more steamy romance and even some arguments! If you enjoyed the 1st book you'll absolutely love this one!
I really need book 3 now please!
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There are no words for how spectacular Cara Dee is at making you fall in love with characters. I get so caught up in their lives that I feel anxious turning every page. I can only hope this is a series with a lot of life left because I don't think I can take the disappointment when it reaches it's end. ...more
Marci Kennedy
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love love love!!

Love this series and can't wait for the third installment. Still upset about Grace, Pat, and Conn. Not so upset about Sarah though. The use of "legit" all the time really got on my nerves. It just doesn't make any sense to me using it that way. Love you anyway Cara! Miss you!~KRH
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting on pins and needles for this. Cara has done the continuation justice. Both Finn and Em go through a lot, but in the end they have each other as well as their family. Amongst the bad comes the good as well as a new hope for the future.
Nicki Prewitt
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been very impatiently waiting for the release of this book!! Cara Dee never disappoints. Love, sex, suspense and thrills. It’s all there and amazingly written. Cara has a way of pulling you into the story and you can’t get enough.
Yoli Alamo
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
love it!!!!!

as always Cara Dee delivered! i read This Life when it was published as a twilight fanfic and i read it a thousand times. i’m so excited there’s going to be another book i can not wait!
andrea moran
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This Life 2

The Whistler and his princess are on the warpath across Europe with more tragedies and a tangled web of lies to unravel, the Sons and now Daughters of Munster band together as a family
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book..

Cara delivers another amazing story in the series This Life. She takes her reader through the good times, bad times & heartfelt times of life with Whistler & his Princess.
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